Recommended 5-Bike Bike Rack for a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Will this bike rack work on my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee? If no what 5 bike racks would? Thanks

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As long as your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, and there is less than 10 inches from the center of your hitch pin hole to the nearest point on your Jeep, then the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack # C18065 will work well for you. Even though this will fit most vehicles, it is always important to measure to make sure that your vehicle (Jeep in this instance) doesn't have any points that will interfere with the bike rack. Keep in mind that this bike rack has a 225 lb weight capacity. This is a good entry level bike rack.

If you plan on hauling your bikes fairly often then I have a few other bike racks that I would recommend over the Premium. Even though they only have a 150 lb weight capacity, they are packed with many more features.

The best option for you is the Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack # Y02459. The RidgeBack has a built-in anti-sway and locking device which will secure your bike rack to your trailer hitch receiver. To secure your bikes to the bike rack, all you have to do is add the HandCuff Lock Kit # Y02466. Yakima uses a Same Key System which allows you to use just one key to lock all of your Yakima accessories. The RidgeBack also features quick and easy ways to fold and tilt the bike rack for your convenience. Don't forget about the integrated bottle openers on the edge of the arms!

If you have any bikes that do not use the straight crossbar like a traditional men's bike does, then I recommend using the Kuat Ubar Adapter # UB01 which will help to provide ground clearance and keep your bike(s) more level.

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